U16 County Finals

U16 County Championship Finals at Bishopstown 4G Pitch

 

A            Glanmire v Mourneabbey           Sun 20th Nov @ 4.15pm

B             O’Donovan Rossa v Ballinora/Naomh Aban        Sun 20th Nov @ 12.30pm

C             St. Michaels v Youghal/Ballinhassig        Sun 19th @ 4.15pm

D            Douglas v Ibane/Bantry               Sat 19th @ 2.20pm

A2          Bandon v Nemo               Sat 19th @ 12.30pm

B2          Ballincollig v Ballygarvan             Sun 20th @ 2.20pm

C2          Grenagh v Lisgoold                        Sat 26th @ 2.20pm

D2          Bishopstown v Kildorrey              Sat 26th @ 12.30pm

D3          Muintir Bhaire v Ballycastle        Sat 26th @ 4.15pm

Minor County Draws 2022

Minor County Draws

Minor A

A. Eire Og V Youghal

B. Clonakilty v Bride Rovers

C. Mallow v Kinsale

D. Mourneabbey v Naomh Aban

Semi Finals            D v A, B v C

Minor B

A. O’Donovan Rossa v Fermoy

B. Abhainnn Dalla v Carrigaline

C. Nemo Bye

D. Erins Own v Illen Rovers

Semi Finals         B v D,C v A

Minor C

A. Midleton V Banteer

B. Tadhg McCarthaighs v St. Vals

C. Donoughmore v Inch

D. Castlehaven v Kilavullen

Semi Finals     B v D, C v A

Minor D

A. Marys V Douglas

B. Valley Rovers v Lisgoold

C. Bantry v Ballinora

D. Rockban v Glanworth

Semi Finals     B v D, C v A

Minor A2

A. Bishopstown Bye

B. Ballygarvan Bye

C. Bandon Bye

D. Dohenys v Kilshannig

Semi Finals    A v B, D v C

   Minor B2

A. Ballincollig v Watergrasshill

B. Courcey Rovers Bye

C. Dromtarriffe Bye

D. Cobh v Rosscarbery

Semi Finals D v C, A v B

Minor C2

A. Carrigtwohill v St. Michaels

B. Beara v Araglen Demonds Bui

C. Ibane Bye

D. Ballinhassig v St. Peters

Semi Finals  D v A, C v B

Minor D2

A. Knocknagree v Grenagh

B. Muintir Gabriels Bye

C. Finbarrs Bye

D. Colmans v St. Colums

Semi Finals C v D,  A v B

 

Minor D3

A. Castlemagner Bye

B. Shamrocks v Keelnameela

Final A v B.

 

Qtr Finals            22nd October or if in Adult County 5th of November

Semi Finals          12th of November

Finals                    3rd of December for 5 Finals and remainder on the  10th of December.

U12 County Programme

                    U12 County Fixture

Exact Match times to be confirmed.

8th Oct Mallow @ 2.00pm

 

U12A                    Ballincollig V Mallow

U12A                          St. Vals V Bandon

 

U12B                    Valley Rovers V Bishopstown

U12B                       Inch Rovers V Banteer

 

U12C                    Glanmire v Ballygarvan

U12C                    St. Marys V Carrigaline

 

 

                                 8th Oct Clonakilty @ 11.00am                  

 

U12D                         St Finbarrs v Macroom

U12D                        St. Colmans v Illen Rovers

 

 

U12A2                        Donoughmore v Clonakilty

U12A2                                  Douglas v Ibane

 

U12B2                          Rosscarbery v Bantry/St. Catherines

U12B2                               Naomh Aban v Eire Og

 

16th Oct Mourneabbey @11.00am

 

U12C2                    Naomh Fionnbarra v Kilshannig

U12C2                        Grenagh v Mourneabbey

 

U12D2                  Shamrocks v Delaneys

U12D2                  Newmarket v Castlemagner

 

9th Oct Kildorrey @ 11.00am      

 

U12D3                  Youghal v Kildorrey

U12D3               Ballinhassig v Knocknagree

2022 County Finals Details & On line Ticket Link

All roads lead to MTU next Saturday for our three most Senior County Finals.

12.00pm Junior A Final

Naomh Aban v O’Donovan Rossa

Referee Conor McCarthy

 

2.00pm Intermediate Final

Glanmire V Castlehaven

Referee Peter O’Leary

 

4.00pm Senior Final

Mourneabbey v Éire Óg

Referee Cathal McAllister

Entry €10 Adults €5 OAPs & Students, U16s Free of Charge

Buy your county final tickets on link below.

Three matches for the €10 super value.

Link for On line tickets below

https://www.universe.com/events/cork-lgfa-junior-a-intermediate-senior-a-county-championship-finals-tickets-F34TS8

Senior B Final & Senior Relegation Final

 

 

Senior B Final Sunday 2nd October 2.00pm in MTU

Clonakilty v Fermoy                     Referee Mairead Dullea

 

Senior Relegation Final 2nd October 12.00pm in MTU

Inch Rovers v Valley Rovers       Referee Denis Hickey

Link to purchase your tickets below

€5 all tickets. U16s Free of Charge.

https://www.universe.com/events/cork-lgfa-county-senior-championship-relegation-senior-b-final-tickets-Q7YH4R

 

 

Provisional U14 County Finals Fixtures

Provisional U14 County Finals Sunday 2nd October

U14A     Inch Rovers         v             Donoughmore                   11.00am Mournrabbey

U14B     Bride Rovers       v             St. Vals                                11.15am Mourneabbey

U14C     Bishopstown       v             Naomh Aban                     3.00pm Brinny

U14D     Aghada                v             Courcey Rovers                4.30pm Delaneys

U14A2   Douglas               v             Nemo Rangers                  tbc

U14B2   Macroom            v             Ibane                                   3.00pm Brinny

U14C2   Ballygarvan         v             Youghal                              2.00pm St. Michaels

U14D2   Passage               v             Carrigaline                           4.30pm Passage

U14D3   Grenagh               v             St. Colmans                        5.45pm Nemo (Saturday)

Sharon O’Keeffe R.I.P

 

 

CORK LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION 

 

16th December 2021

 

On behalf of the Cork Ladies Football board, I wish to offer our sincerest condolences to Michael John, Sarah, Daniel, Gavin, grandson Jack, parents, extended family and friends on the sad and untimely passing of Sharon O’Keeffe.

 

I got to know Sharon back in 2001, when we both served on the North Cork Board. Sharon held the positions of Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and PRO of the board, before going on to serving on the Cork County Board. There she served as Secretary from 2001-2008 and returned to that position again when I became Chairperson in 2012. I am very indebted to her for her help at that time. Sharon also held the position of Development Officer in 2004 and she was PRO from 2007-2011. Sharon was also very involved in the organising and running of the Cailíní na nÓg teams.

 

At all times Sharon gave 100% to every aspect of the Cork LGFA and in no small way contributed to the great success that Cork enjoyed during those years. While doing all this work at County level Sharon was still very involved with her own club Dromtarriffe and while also raising a young family. Sharon was no doubt a great support to her husband Michael John in his refereeing, taking time to umpire for him at many a game.

 

Sharon’s untimely passing will leave a big void in her local community and I know how well respected and treasured she was there. Indeed Ladies football will be at a loss for her passing. If GAA & Ladies football is up and running in the next life I have no doubt Sharon O’Keeffe will be involved.

 

Nelius Carroll, Chairperon, Cork LGFA

2021 County Final

Tickets for the Senior A Club Championship Final 2021

Éire Óg V Mourneabbey

Friday the 12th of November at 7.30pm

Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Adults €10

Students & O.A.P’s €5

Under 16s Free no ticket required.

Click on link below to purchase tickets.

https://www.universe.com/events/cork-lgfa-senior-a-club-championship-final-tickets-9R7T26

 

Clonakilty Food Co. three-year sponsorship deal

Clonakilty Food Co. welcomes Cork LGFA to the family with three-year sponsorship deal

Clonakilty Food Co. announce three-year partnership with U-14, U-16 and U-18 Cork Ladies Gaelic Football teams and sleeve sponsorship of the Senior Cork Ladies Gaelic Football team.

 

18th May 2021: Clonakilty Food Co., the West Cork family run business and makers of Clonakilty Blackpudding, today announced their sponsorship of Cork LGFA’s Underage Championship teams. Their three-year partnership incorporates the sponsorship of Cork LGFA’s three Championship underage sides the U-14, U-16 and U-18, Football Development Academies, Summer Camps and sleeve sponsor of the Senior Cork Ladies.

Previous underage Cork LGFA Championship representatives Katlyn Sheehan (Glanmire; East Cork LGFA Division), Lia Heffernan (St Mary’s; North Cork LGFA Division), Liadh McMahon (St Vals; Mid Cork LGFA Division) and Millie Condon (Clonakilty; West Cork LGFA Division) came to the home of Clonakilty Food Co. in Clonakilty town to mark the occasion alongside Clonakilty Food Co. MD and owner, Colette Twomey.

Clonakilty Food Co. is a proud Cork business with strong community ties, their Blackpudding was first made in Clonakilty West Cork almost 150 years ago. Since the Twomey family took responsibility for the Blackpudding and its secret spice recipe in the 1970’s, its popularity has continued to grow in Ireland and now around the world. Over the years they have extended their product offering to include Clonakilty Whitepudding, Sausages, Rashers and most recently Veggie Pudding.

Colette Twomey, MD and Co-Founder, Clonakilty Food Co. said “Clonakilty is not just a brand it is a family – from the people who work with us every day, to the local community from where our story began, to the many families across the county and country who enjoy our quality products.

We are delighted for Cork LGFA to join our extended family and to offer our support to players and their coaches in reaching their full potential at club and inter-county level. They are, after all, the senior county stars of the future.

Above all, we want to play our part in fostering and facilitating the underage Ladies Gaelic players to continue and develop their love of sport, and to celebrate the joy in taking part.”

Brian Cotter, Cork LGFA said “Over the last two decades Cork Ladies Football has become one of the most successful entities in Irish Sport. Much like Clonakilty Food Co. from humble beginnings we have both flourished through hard work and staying true to our core values to becoming instantly recognisable brands both within and outside our areas of expertise. We are excited to partner with Clonakilty Food Co. as we move to a new chapter of our Underage Championship programme and look to a successful future”

 

Picuture: Cathal Noonan

Statement from Cork LGFA re Underage All Ireland Series

Press Release by Cork LGFA Executive

on the refusal by LGFA to hold underage All Irelands

 

We, the Cork LGFA Executive Committee wish to voice our total dismay at the LGFA’s decision to refuse to hold underage All Irelands at U-14, U-16 & U-18 for the coming season.

On the back of what has been an incredibly difficult time for all young people nationally, instilling a sense of hope and the promise of a brighter day was the only thing that kept many young people’s spirits up, the LGFA has offered a crushing blow to the dreams of young girls across the Country.

In a week where we should be rejoicing on the news that Ladies Football will receive, equal government funding, increased television coverage of our games, increased access to GAA County Stadia to showcase these games and milage expenses for our players, we are still left to fight discrimination not from outside but most alarmingly from within our own association.

The reasoning that the LGFA cite for not conducting these competitions have absolutely no credibility.

  1. Exams

Firstly, the exams only affect Minors in 2021 so these do not affect the U-14 or U-16 age group. Boys also sit the leaving cert and the GAA are holding their All Ireland.  Are we saying a girl is less equipped to handle both? What message is this sending to our girls?

  1. Club v County

Underage Inter County has always run in tandem with club games and a way to co-exist has always been found. Accepted this year is a shortened one, but not so much so that it cannot be done if the will exists.

  1. Underage girls playing Adult or being away in college.

Again, this does not affect under the U-14 age group and only a small number of U-16 players would be affected. With the timeline that the LGFA has given Provincial Boards to complete its programme of games, the Underage Inter County season would be completed prior to the commencement of the Adult club championships and the opening of Third level institutions, therefore the point is completely redundant.

  1. Parents/players don’t want it

The LGFA quotes anecdotal evidence that Parents are reluctant to allow their daughters to return to Inter County Football. We challenge the LGFA to show any evidence of this. If the feedback we have received from parents, players, coaches is anything to go by these groups are devastated by its cancellation.

In fact, petitions are springing up countywide by young girls to re instate these games. One has been set up by a Cork Minor which we have happily signed and shared with our clubs to do likewise

We call on The LGFA to poll its county boards, county managers and its members in general, (none of whom were consulted before this decision was taken) and see what they want.

Other sporting bodies who faced criticism lately due to unpopular decisions did just this and democracy won out as it should.

 

5 Public Health and safety

NPHET, The Irish Government and all relevant health agencies have deemed the return to play for underage Inter county to be appropriate, all other sporting bodies including the GAA, and Camogie have embraced this stance but the LGFA seem to think differently.

Are our girls more fragile, more susceptible, less equipped to deal with things than their brothers and sisters playing is other sports are?

What message are we sending out ….? You are Less, You are Weaker.

We will drive young girls away from our sport. How quickly we forget the message of 20×20.

Already 75 girls in Cork alone have pulled out of trials at U-16 and U-18 since this announcement, Coincidence? unlikely.

 

 

 

In its email to county boards the LGFA states that

“It is essential to note that players are getting the opportunity to represent their counties throughout the provincial championship IF THEY SO WISH, and it is ONLY the All-Ireland stages, semi-finals, and finals, that are not taking place which would ONLY involve four teams at each grade A and B across Under 14, 16 and 18 level.”

Using that logic, we should cancel the Senior Championship as ONLY 4 teams will qualify for the Semi-finals. If it’s ONLY affecting so few teams, should it not be easy to complete?

Cork have suggested, with the provincial finals due to be completed by the end of August, that the All-Ireland semi-finals could take place the first Wednesday in September with the finals played the same weekend as the Senior finals on 4th/5th September (when club games may not be played anyway).

Playing the All Ireland underage championship would entail ONE extra week, TWO games maximum per player, resulting in goodwill being restored and a fantastic weekend for Ladies football leading into the start of the county club championships. Having said all of this, we are open to any and all solutions. These girls would play Christmas day if they were asked.

In a time when women in sport must fight for every inch of equality and are beginning to gain ground bit by bit, this is a slap in the face to the many players, parents and volunteers who drive the cause of equality forward.

What message are we sending to these girls?

You are too weak to handle the multiple facets of life, but a boy can.

Your drive to succeed and achieve is admirable but not equal to that of a boy.

The young footballers in Cork and we are sure those throughout the island of Ireland refuse to accept this and implore the LGFA to engage with its membership and reverse this decision that has dashed the hopes and dreams of thousands of young girls nationwide.

LET OUR GIRLS PLAY.

 

On behalf of the Cork LGFA Executive